Rubrik truly is truly next-gen backup. It's simple to set up and backups just work as expected with no drama or questions. Compared to other backup solutions we've had in the past, the simplicity of setup and the consistence of backups is amazing and refreshing.
All backups are scheduled and conform to user-defined SLAs. The SLAs ensure that backups run on the defined schedule and are retained for the desired length.
Another big win is that Rubrik integrates with our VMware environment so agents aren't needed for backups. We've selectively added agents to servers for more granular restores and VSS backups. The agent (Rubrik calls them "connectors") don't require a reboot for installation or update and we haven't seen a noticeable performance impact.
Rubrik allows live-mounting backups so you can compare backups (server, SQL, etc) or use that backup snapshot as a dev/test environment with actual prod data.
Finally, everything in Rubrik is open API driven. This allows a high level of relatively easy customization and easy integration with other systems.
Rubrik is a startup and while they're growing rapidly, the product is not as mature as some competitors. We're waiting/hoping for some features in future versions that will make things better. Currently we can't back up AIX version 6 and AD backups aren't granular (only VSS snapshots).
You'll pay for the solution initially but will recoup much value in time spent over the long-term. The company is responsive and values its customers far more than other vendors I've worked with in the past. Rubrik support is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and fixes issues/questions quickly and pleasantly.
Try a POC and realize that the grass really is greener on the other side :)
We wanted simplified backups that ran quickly and consistently. Additionally, we didn't want to devote lots of man hours to managing the system post-implementation. We've seen consistent hands-off backups and